Everyone loves kids but as we all know, they can cause mischief. As professional plumbers in NYC, we’ve seen toddlers cause – or at least contribute to – 3 types of plumbing problems that require professional repair.
#1: Clogged Toilets
This is the one plumbing problem caused by toddlers that you probably guessed. Toddlers are notorious for flushing things down the toilet. Often the items they pick – including pacifiers, stuffed animals, small toys, remote controls, car keys, cell phones – get lodged in sewer drain pipes and cause clogs.
If you’re not sure if your toddler has flushing something down the toilet but you suspect they have, try flushing the toilet If the bowl drains slower than usual or not at all, call professional plumbers in NYC for repair.
#2: Broken Faucets & Fixtures
Little kids are surprisingly strong and hard on plumbing. Even though it is not their intention to destroy, the way little kids pull on knobs, twist faucets and force fixtures to move causes damage. We’ve seen toddlers take out tub spouts, shower handles, water dispensers in refrigerators, even entire toilets!
To be fair, sometimes older kids and even adults have been known to break the plumbing. No matter who is responsible, your professional plumbers in NYC will fix the damage for you!
#3: No Hot Water
Now to be perfectly clear, we’re not blaming little kids (some of whom really, really hate taking baths!) for using up all the hot water. But there is no doubt that toddlers generate a good amount of laundry and clean up work. You have to wash the walls a lot more often when you have toddlers! This extra demand for hot water means your water heater has to be functioning flawlessly. If it’s not, contact your NYC plumber for water heater repairs.
The good news is most toddlers are generally too busy to cause more than one or two household disasters per day. If you need a plumber in NYC right way, call us – we’re here 24/7 to help!